Five Speaking Mistakes Every ESL Student Must Overcome

by Randhir Pandey Team Lead - Marketing

Enhance your grip on English! Being an ESL student, you must avoid silly mistakes while talking to someone. Know about the faulty points and try to overcome them on your own. You can even discuss these issues with your mentor for quick betterment.

Speaking flaws create the inappropriate impression of the concerned person. Neither a stay-at-home mom nor a foreign executive like to make these mistakes. Only if you are acquainted with the imperfections, you can move past them towards an improvement.

1)      Incomprehensible questions for wrong word order

Incorrect word order is a setback for every ESL students but the problem is prominent when it comes to interrogation. The wrong intonation makes the question sound like an incomplete sentence. Learners in mint condition place the vocal stress on the wrong syllable and thus, the meaning changes completely.

Example: What I can do to develop my pronunciation? (Incorrect)

                  What can I do to develop my pronunciation? (Correct)


2)      Fail to distinguish between countable and uncountable nouns

ESL trainees mostly fail to identify the effective difference between countable and uncountable nouns. Whenever the students are talking to someone, they obviously construct incorrect phrases that are hard to ignore.

Example: I read much novels. (Incorrect)

      I read many novels. (Correct)


3)      Imprecise choice of words leads to inaccurate statements

ESL beginners typically get confused between similar sounding words or parallel meaning words. At the initial stage of their learning course, they fail to understand the appropriate combination of words.

Example: farther/further,



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About Randhir Pandey Advanced   Team Lead - Marketing

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